Psychiatry Residency

We are very pleased that you are interested in embarking on your career in psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Health System. Please note that on these pages, you will find information specific to our general adult Psychiatry Residency Program only. For our Triple Board Program, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, and the other Mount Sinai Psychiatry fellowships, please go to the education page.

Our Educational Philosophy

We consider psychiatry to be the most interesting and challenging specialty in medicine, charged with caring for those who otherwise would lead troubled lives, with risk of exclusion, isolation and suicide. These illnesses result from complex pathways involving genetic predispositions, the development of brain and mind, cognitive-behavioral traits, personal meanings, and interactions with the multifaceted social and material environment. We now have potent treatments that are constantly being refined. Read more

Outstanding Clinical Training

At Mount Sinai, residents participate in a variety of clinical settings where they gain exposure to an exceptionally diverse patient population across ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, age, and diagnostic categories. Read more

Research Opportunities
Icahn School of Medicine is one of the largest and oldest centers of biomedical research in the world, and is especially noted for its researchers in the areas of neuroscience and genetics.  All residents work with these faculty members via our extensive didactic program  and many participate and publish with the research faculty.

Learn more about our proud tradition of translational research

Physician Scientist Track
For those committed to an academic career in psychiatry, we also have our Physician Scientist Track accepting two residents per year.  The Physician Scientist (Research) Track, which has a separate match number in the National Residency Matching Program (1490400C2), is designed for applicants who have a demonstrated interest and aptitude in psychiatric research. Read more

Other Training Opportunities

The Global Health Residency Track
The Icahn School of Medicine has a long history of advancing the causes of global health, and the Psychiatry Residency training program is proud to partake in this tradition. Residents interested in pursuing opportunities in global mental health can apply as PGY1s or PGY 2s to join the interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track, which is a longitudinal two-year program combining a didactic series on global health with international field work. Read more

Extracurricular Training Programs
The Mount Sinai Adult Psychiatry Residency training program strongly supports residents seeking additional advanced training opportunities. In addition to our extensive opportunities to pursue research, we encourage residents to pursue their clinical and public health interests. Read more

Exceptional Job and Fellowship Placement

Our graduates consistently attain highly coveted positions in both employment and fellowships. Read more


Contact Us

Tel: 212-659-8734

Icahn School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Box 1230
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Meet the Director

Ronald O. Rieder, MD
Professor of Psychiatry & Vice Chair for Education Director, Residency Education in Psychiatry

Tel: 212-659-8734
Fax: 212-659-8710
E-mail: ronald.rieder@mssm.edu

Meet the Associate Director

Asher B. Simon, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Residency Education in Psychiatry

Tel: 212-659-9114
Fax: 212-659-8710
E-mail: asher.simon@mssm.edu

Psychiatry Residency Program



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